Chasing the Ghost Particle: From the South Pole to the Edge of the Universe
Deep in the ice at the heart of Antarctica, IceCube, the biggest and strangest detector in the world waits for mysterious messengers from the cosmos. Scientists are using tiny and elusive particles called neutrinos to explore the most extreme places in the universe. These ghostly neutrinos give us an exclusive way to study powerful cosmic engines like exploding stars and black holes.
In this 30-minute show, stunning simulations of the most energetic places in our universe, and the galaxies around us, are the prelude to a thrilling journey inside IceCube, looking for traces of neutrino collisions in the ice. From one of the most remote locations on Earth to the unexplored regions of the cosmos, Chasing the Ghost Particle: From the South Pole to the Edge of the Universe will take you on a journey you won't forget.
Run time: 30 minutes
This show aligns with the following science standards for Alaska diciplinary core ideas: 4-PS4-1, 5-ESS1-1, MS-PS2-2, MS-PS2-3, MS-PS2-5, HS-PS1-1, HS-PS1-8, HS-PS2-4, HS-ESS1-1, HS-ESS1-2